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Spring Budget 2021: Your Questions Answered

1 Mar 21

The 2021 Budget is being watched very closely by people all over the UK. That’s because the coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the economy, and the Budget announcements will lay out the government’s plans for recovery. Here are the answers to all...


People Power in February 2021

1 Mar 21

During February 38 Degrees members came together to make People Power happen. Here are five things we can be proud of achieving together:  

38 Degrees members are putting pressure on Rishi Sunak not to scrap the £20 Universal Credit uplift

12 Feb 21

Rishi Sunak is making important decisions about our future right now – as he decides what support will be given in his budget next month.  This budget could put people, and a fair coronavirus recovery, at its heart. But right now he’s still considering cutting...

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Employment Support Allowance: Government forces through cuts

16 Mar 16

It’s bad news. Iain Duncan Smith’s finally got his way – forcing through cuts to support for people who face barriers to work due to illness or disability. Employment Support Allowance (ESA) is a lifeline: it pays to heat a cold home after cancer treatment, and...

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Employment Support Allowance – The Lords listened to us!

1 Feb 16

“Fairness and compassion has prevailed.” Helen, 38 Degrees member “I’m so very grateful to everyone who stood against these proposals. Thank you so much.” Tanya, 38 Degrees member It’s good news: 38 Degrees members were listened to on harsh cuts to welfare. As the House...

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Employment Support Allowance – a lifeline

25 Jan 16

We have less than 48 hours to stop people who are too unwell to work being pushed into poverty. On Wednesday, the House of Lords will vote on whether it should cut financial support for ill and disabled people. [1] Unless we act quickly together...